11/27/15 4:41pm
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The Alexandria Police Department is handling an incident tonight (Friday, November 27, 2015) where a person inadvertently shot himself at King Street & Pitt Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Injuries are NOT life threatening, and NO ONE else injured due to the incident.

Expect Police in the Old Town area for the time being.

11/27/15 11:51am


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11/27/15 11:28am
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If you see a large police presence this morning near Holland Lane and Eisenhower Avenue, the Alexandria Police Department is assisting Fairfax County Police Department in the 1500 block of Eisenhower Avenue (see below) in the South Carlyle area of Alexandria, Virginia.

It is a Fairfax Police investigation with a suspect in custody.

Expect police activity in the area.

11/27/15 10:27am
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We scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a morning roundup of news, opinion, and links Alexandria, Virginia and around the area.

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11/27/15 9:32am

Grassroots Campaign Invites Public to Share their Local Favorites

There is a new city-wide campaign focused on engaging visitors, shoppers and residents about why they are passionate about the City of Alexandria’s local shopping, restaurants, arts and more. Kicking off in time for Small Business Saturday and the holiday season, #CraveYourLocal is a grassroots campaign that provides a platform for individuals to voice their cravings for the unique qualities that draw them to Alexandria to shop, dine and explore the city’s authentic culture and history.

“Nearly 2/3 of travelers want ‘the real destination’ rather than a commercial tourism product,” said Patricia Washington, President & CEO of Visit Alexandria. “In addition, 70% of American consumers will be shopping at local small businesses and boutiques this holiday season. We want to honor these trends by sharing the authentically local assets and elements that people crave year-round in our beloved city.” (Sources: Destination Analysts State of American Traveler July 2015; Deloitte 2015 Holiday Survey).

The public is invited to share what they crave about Alexandria’s local scene by using the hashtag #CraveYourLocal. An example Tweet would be “I crave the personal attention I get at @BellaCaraVA #CraveYourLocal.” Instagram photos might be captioned “I crave my daily caffeine from Misha’s Coffee! #CraveYourLocal” and “I crave biking to Jones Point Park during sunset. #CraveYourLocal”  (more…)

11/27/15 8:55am

Here’s the latest Alexandria Virginia crime report. These are incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department and published in the weekly Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra.

REMINDER: You can track these crimes yourself using the new RAIDSOnline.com database. You can also view the crime map 24/7 through this link.


11/27/15 8:38am

APD badgeThe Alexandria Police Department investigated a robbery late yesterday afternoon on Thanksgiving in the 100 block of N. Ripley Street (see below) in the Holmes Run neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Two suspects brandished a firearm and stole a cash from the victim.

There were no injuries reported in this incident.